Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Musketeers vs. Bulldogs CBB Odds
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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(11-2) Xavier Musketeers vs. Butler Bulldogs (8-5)
Date: Friday, January 7th, 2022
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse
CBB Moneyline Odds: Xavier -333 | Butler +225
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Xavier -5.5 | Butler +5.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 130.5
Friday night college hoops sees the Xavier Musketeers visiting the Butler Bulldogs on January 7th.
The tip-off is set for 8:30 ET from Hinkle Fieldhouse
So far, every book that I am checking is showing the Musketeers as a 5.5 point favorite. The total has gone from 130 to 130.5.
Xavier has had a very good start to their season and they are currently ranked as the #22 team in America. As is often the case, they are playing a very strong brand of basketball.
The Musketeers last played on December 21st, where they lost to the Villanova Wildcats by a score of 71-58. They will look to play much better when they face their conference foe in the Bulldogs.
Sure, this squad has knocked off some cupcake teams, but they have also beaten some better competition. I am not saying they would win every time, but I think they could play a competitive game against most teams in the country.
Offensively, this team has been very strong, but that was not the case in their last loss. As we all know, it is very hard to win games in college basketball when you score under 60 points. Simply put, they have to be better on that side of the ball on Friday.
Butler has been pretty good so far this year, but I do feel they could be playing better than they are. To me, they still have not quite hit their stride yet.
The Bulldogs have a record of 8-5 right now. They have not exactly done well when they have faced strong competition, which is always an area of concern. If they do not improve against the better teams, it could be a long season for this bunch.
This program lost to the Seton Hall Pirates on Tuesday by a score of 71-56. Right there is another example of them not performing well when they face the big dogs. They will get another chance on Friday when they face a very talented and well-coached Xavier ball club.
In their last game, I did not feel that the defense played all that poorly, but the offense was just not there. You need to get better production on that side of the ball to have success.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Xavier is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games.
- Xavier is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
- Xavier is 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games against Butler.
- Butler is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
- Butler is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games when playing at home against Xavier.
- Butler is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing as the underdog.
Free Xavier Musketeers vs. Butler Bulldogs NCAAB Summary:
After having a little time off, I am interested to see how Xavier performs on Friday.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Xavier ATS
Xavier is the better team here and they really need to be able to show it. If they want to keep on being in the top 25, these are wins they have to have.
Yes, I know the Bulldogs will be playing at home in this one, but I just do not trust them. Once the Musketeers get into their groove, I have a hard time seeing it be all that competitive of a game.
As of late, Xavier has been very good ATS and that has also been the case when they are facing Butler. I look for those trends to continue when these teams collide on Friday.
I am going with Xavier at -5.5 in this one.
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